Kitchen and Bath Real Stone Resurfacing Projects

Kitchen Countertop

Searching for a cost-effective way to revitalize your aging countertops and wall tiles? Then look no further than real stone finishes from Daich Coatings.

You can easily change your kitchen and bathroom surfaces with SpreadStone Countertop Finishing Kits and SpreadStone Wall Tile Refinishing Kits from Daich Coatings.

“If you can use a roller and paintbrush, then you can use these products to create new stone horizontal and vertical surfaces,” says Peter Daich, president of Daich Coatings. “Our proprietary stone technology, which has been in use for more than 25 years on all kinds of exterior surfaces, now gives people an exciting new decorative option for enhancing home interiors.”

SpreadStone Countertop Finishing Kit

Existing countertops made of laminate, cultured marble, concrete, wood, tile and other solid surfaces all effortlessly accept the SpreadStone finish. Just roll on a new stone surface — right over an existing kitchen or bathroom countertop — in just a weekend.            

SpreadStone is a dynamic multi-colored decorative stone finish that provides shimmering mineral accents and color highlights found in natural mined rock. The coating system has outstanding resistance to hot pans, stains, abrasion, impact and household cleaners, making it ideal for the general wear and tear common with busy kitchens and other areas of the home.

The decorative stone solutions are available for less than $125 a kit in 11 decorative color options. All application tools and required coatings are included in a kit. Each kit transforms up to 40 square feet of surface. The finishes are essentially odorless and come pre-mixed and ready to apply immediately, with no harsh chemicals.

Apply the product in three simple steps — a stone base coat, a decorative stone coat and a stone clear top coat. The coatings create a lasting and elegant new upgrade for any room. As a bonus, the cost effectiveness of the product makes it easy and inexpensive to change the color whenever desired to suit new decor in the future.

SpreadStone Wall Tile Refinishing Kit

The SpreadStone Wall Tile kit includes everything needed to roll on a premium stone or porcelain finish. Starting with a bond coat and stone coating, the existing tile surface is completely covered. A stone accent coat is then applied with a textured roller. Following that, a stone highlight coat is applied. Finally, a stone clear coat is added to seal the finish.

“Sometimes the look of a tile gets old and dull,” says Daich. “Other times the grout is stained or you just want a change. This DIY kit project is priced under $100 to cover up to 50 square feet per coat. It’s fast and easy, and can be done on tiles in bathrooms and shower areas, on a kitchen backsplash, as an accent wall tile or even on decorative columns.”

The new SpreadStone surface on the tiles is hard and durable, and provides a waterproof barrier. The coatings resist cleaning chemicals, mold and mildew for long-term beauty. All the water-based products are odorless with fast drying times and come in 20 different colors.

“By following a few easy steps you can quickly say farewell to dirty grout lines and old-fashioned tiles in just a weekend,” says Daich. “And, best of all, this kit is just a fraction of the price that you’d pay to replace your old tiles!”

Rolling on a New Garage Floor

Garage Epoxy Coating

Lindsey Wiese knew exactly that she wanted to do with her garage after moving into her new Austin, Texas home. Before household boxes, bikes and bins started cluttering the garage, she decided to have DaiHard® 100 epoxy coating applied to the floor.

“I wanted the garage floor to look as nice as the rest of the house,” says Wiese, the author of the Joie de Vivre blog. “Applying the coating gives it a ‘finished out,’ customized appearance.”

Cost Effective Finish

After getting professional quotes for refinishing her garage floor that “made her head spin,” Wiese selected the economical DaiHard 100 Industrial Strength Epoxy Floor Kit. Priced under $100, each kit covers 250 square feet of space. For her project, Wiese used three kits in the tan coloring. So, instead of paying thousands of dollars, the cost of her floor was just under $300.

“We found this Daich Coatings product is far superior to other DIY garage floor epoxy kits on the market,” says Wiese. “We were really unhappy with a product we used years ago on the garage floor in a former home. With DaiHard, we could immediately tell the difference in the thickness of the resin and in the glossiness of the finish.

“The added bonus is that the DaiHard surface is not slippery at all. We know people who invested in pricey garage floors that are very slippery. I’m not sure how Daich Coatings did it, but we have that high-gloss sheen without the slip risk. Plus, I love that I can run out to the garage in my bare feet and not track in dust from an unfinished concrete surface!”

Tips for Success

According to Wiese, who wrote about the resurfacing of the garage floor in her blog, preparation and patience are key.

“Getting the floor really clean before starting is essential,” says Wiese. “This means power washing and getting up all the dirt. We reviewed the prep materials from Daich Coatings carefully before starting the project.”

Wiese chose to have her painter handle the garage floor project since he had an electric floor scrubber machine and a power washer. After applying the DaiHard coating, he used an air gun sprayer to apply an even coating of the vinyl flakes.

“The product is so thick, and dries ultra-glossy,” says Wiese. “One coat is truly all you need. As a new homeowner, I found that the DaiHard 100 kit was the perfect solution for finishing off our garage.”

DaiHard 100

Unlike weaker water-based epoxies, DaiHard is a “100% solids” epoxy formula that withstands heavy-duty forklift traffic – but at a cost similar to common water-based offerings.

Available in gray or tan, DaiHard can be easily tackled as a DIY project by homeowners.
Once applied to a clean surface — using a standard paint roller or squeegee applicator — the industrial strength epoxy coating locks onto interior concrete floors with exceptional adhesion capabilities, impact and abrasion resistance.

The low-odor, zero VOC epoxy delivers professional-grade, heavy-duty performance on all types of concrete surfaces, including garage and workshop floors, laundry rooms, basements, cellars and more.

Kitchen DIY Queen

SpreadStone Countertop Refinishing Kit

Homeowner Michelle Caples recently earned a new title: Kitchen DIY Queen!

During her COVID-19 quarantine time, Michelle tackled several projects. First up, repainting her kitchen cabinets. After that, she said farewell to her old, blue Formica countertops. In just 2-1/2 days she transformed them with the SpreadStone® Countertop Finishing Kit.“After 16 long years I was so glad to get rid of those ugly blue countertops!” says Michelle, who lives in Kansas. “Now I have beautiful Onxy Fog real stone countertops that completely upgrade the look of my kitchen. I can see the shimmering mineral accents throughout the entire countertop!”

Getting Ready

After reading about our Daich Coatings products on Facebook, Michelle ordered her kit online. Then she watched our instructional videos.

“I actually watched the instructional video about 10 times!” says Michelle. “I also researched every blog post on the product to gain more tips. With that preparation, the actual application went quite smoothly.“On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the easiest possible DIY project, I give the SpreadStone Countertop Kit a 3. I impressed myself that I could make our countertops look so professional for such a reasonable price!”

Weekend Transformations

SpreadStone Countertop Refinishing Kit

Sherry Jacobson and Rania Abdulla are true Daich Coatings “Weekend Warriors.” They each used our SpreadStone Mineral Select Countertop Refinishing Kit to transform part of their homes in just one weekend.

            For Sherry, the change came in her kitchen. But for Rania, her project was tackling a dining room table top!

Sherry’s Kitchen

            Although her countertops were installed in 2018, Sherry Jacobson never liked them. In fact, she hated the brown color that they chose. At the time it matched her home interior. But, over the last few years, Sherry’s house has undergone some transformations. Like many people, she’s moved to a rustic farmhouse look with a focus more on gray tones.

            “I took a leap of faith and purchased the Daich Coatings countertop kit on The Home Depot website,” says Sherry, a resident of Janesville, Wisc. “I chose the Onyx Fog color to brighten up the kitchen and complement the gray tones we now have throughout our house.”

            Since Sherry and her family were “sheltering in place” during the COVID-19 restrictions, she decided to jump right into the project.

            “I started the countertop project late Friday evening and it was fully completed by Sunday!” says Sherry. “On a scale of 1 to 10, this was so easy it’s a 1. If you know how to use a paint brush and a roller, and can sand and follow instructions, this becomes an unbelievably easy experience.

            “I completed this project all by myself. And I’m proud of making this transformation take place in our kitchen!”

Rania’s Dining Room Table

            Rania Abdulla is into “upcycling” — using reclaimed items and making them work better for her home. As a blogger, she’s had lots of experience in this category. However, she’d never worked with our Daich Coatings products before.

            While she originally wanted to apply the real stone coating to her bathroom countertop, inspiration struck. She needed to solve a dilemma on how to get a new upscale look for her old dining room tabletop. That’s when Rania made the decision to give our Natural White coating a try.

            “My 13-year-old IKEA table that was pretty beat up,” says Rania. “This table had been ‘transformed’ several times over the years and was ready for upcycling.”

            Following all the instructions provided with the kit, she and her husband created an online blog tutorial of the transformation. The project proved easy, and the new tabletop gleams in their dining room.

The Canadian blogger now has the table she dreamed of, and can count herself as a “Weekend Warrior” with our Daich Coatings kit!

Easy DIY Countertop Transformation

SpreadStone Countertop Refinishing Kit

If you think tackling new countertops as a DIY project is too hard for you, think again. Take it from influencer Michelle Felux with Breaking Down the Box. She was surprised at how easy it was to transform her countertops with our SpreadStoneMineral Select Countertop Refinishing Kit.

“I expected the application would be a lot more challenging than it was,” says Felux. “When I actually started tackling this project, it was really easy to achieve the look I was going for!”

The “look” she wanted was to transform her old Formica countertops into true accents for her refurbished kitchen. Out of the 10 colors available, Felux selected the Natural White stone color. The SpreadStone is a dynamic multi-colored decorative stone finish that provides mineral accents and color highlights found in natural mined rock. So, along with the white base, Felux now has real stone accents in her countertop.

“On a DIY scale, I’d say this is a ‘1 or 2’ for the entire project,” says Felux. “It was really very easy. I love the shimmering mineral accents that stand out and make this countertop so unique. This product immediately changed the look of my kitchen.”

Standing Up to Family Life

For Felux, who wrote about the project in her blog, it wasn’t just about getting a new look for her countertops. It was about getting a surface that could stand up to the constant demands of family life.

“I have a toddler,” says Felux. “Sometimes she is not the nicest with our kitchen counters. However, the countertops have not chipped or warped in any way during the past few months. The Daich Coatings surface is holding up really well — to heat, liquids, stains and rough treatment!”

Easy Steps

Because Felux has a full house, she decided not to take her entire kitchen out of commission to do the project in one weekend. Instead, she tackled half one weekend, allowing the family to use the other half. Then she switched the next weekend.

Application of the product can be done in three simple steps — a stone base coat, a decorative stone coat and a stone clear top coat. The coatings create a lasting and elegant new upgrade for any room. As a bonus, the cost effectiveness of the product (priced at $125 or less on our website) makes it easy and inexpensive to change the color whenever you like to suit changes in your home’s decor in the future.

Tips from Felux

“Having some counter space available for our on-the-go family to still be able to use was critical for us,” says Felux. “In a household that’s less active, the entire project could definitely be tackled in one weekend.”

One final tip from Felux: wear a respirator when you sand the surface during the prep stage. “The dust masks do an OK job,” says Felux. “However, a respirator gives you the best fit and cleanest breathing air for the fine dust. Otherwise, you’ve got everything you need in the kit to easily transform your countertop!”

Try your hand at this easy DIY project. See the instructional video that shows how easily you too can change the look of your home’s countertops with real stone coatings!

DIY Bloggers Share Their Daich Coatings Projects

These days many people follow their favorite bloggers online regularly. We want to know what they’re wearing, where they’re going and what projects they’re tackling.

We’ve been following some of our favorite influencers too … especially as they reported on working with our Daich Coatings products!

Click the links below and you’ll find insights and reviews from bloggers who recently used our products. They offer honest feedback, tips, and thoughts that can provide you with more creative ideas for doing special Daich Coatings projects in your own home!

Rita Reviews

 – Rita Slayton-Hernandez went outdoors for her DIY project. She used our Roller Rock product in the Lava Rock color to bring new life to her dreary outdoor patio surface.

The House That Never Sleeps

 – Christa Ellis takes you step-by-step through a kitchen countertop refinishing project. InsomnoMom selected the Natural White color for her SpreadStone Mineral Select Countertop Refinishing Kit.

Southern Hospitality

 – Rhoda Vickers also went outdoors to enhance her outdoor patio. She selected SpreadStone in Lake Rock to truly transform her under-deck space.